Introduced in 2011 by UNESCO, the International Jazz Day celebrates the virtues of jazz music for peace, dialogue, unity and an educational tool. It is held on 30th April each year.
The first event was kicked off by Herbie Hancock, famed American pianist and composer.
Here are some of our famous Jazz musicians:
- Louis Armstrong
- Miles Davis
- John Coltrane
- Charlie Parker
- Count Bassie
- Ornate Coleman
And a few of our favourite singers:
- Billie Holiday
- Bessie Smith
- Ella Fitzgerald
Finally, a little known fact – all important versions of WordPress, world’s most popular blogging platform and CMS, are named after Jazz musicians. Matt Mullenweg, one of the co-creators of WordPress is an avid fan and has studied jazz saxophone.